Grossology

On Exhibit Until October 2nd, 2016!

 

          

Sometimes it’s stinky; sometimes it’s crusty; and sometimes it’s slimy. Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk at Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body during its appearance at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium! Based on the best-selling book Grossology, this exhibition uses sophisticated animatronics and imaginative exhibits to tell you the good, the bad and the downright ugly about runny noses, body odor and much more.  

 

Take a “Tour du Nose” to explore 10 nasal features, including how your snoot acts as an air filter, a smell sensor and a mucus producer. Play the pinball game “Gas Attack” by scoring off bumpers dressed up as food items that cause gas. Mimic the build up of acid indigestion by causing the “Burp Machine” to release a giant belch. Explore the role of the kidney in a virtual reality experience in “Urine: The Game.” Take a ride on the GI slide, climb a large-scale replica of human skin, and discover other mysterious ways your body’s biology does what it needs to do to keep you healthy. 

 

Grossology is a collaboration between Science World, Advanced Exhibits, and Grossology author Sylvia Branzei. As a teacher, writer, curriculum designer and microbiologist Branzei explains the concept of Grossology as a learning tool. “This is science in disguise,” she says. “If we teach students in their own words, they’ll understand better and actually learn something."

 

As of May 7th 2016, General admission to the Science Center, including Grossology traveling exhibit, is as follows:

Adults  $15.00 
Seniors 60+  $13.00
Childen 3-12  $11.00
Children under 3   FREE
Members  FREE

 

Plan Your Class Field Trip!

Adapted from the best-selling children’s book, Grossology, by author and science teacher Sylvia Branzei, the attraction is based on the slimy, oozy and stinky bodily function questions kids love to ask about the body. If you would like to learn more about this fun, educational exhibition, please contact our Group Sales Coordinator at programs@sfsciencecenter.org.

 

 

Grossology is presented in the the Quantum Foundation Hall of Exploration and produced by